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Saskia de Jong

Technician Assistant

I grew up in remote northern Ontario where we had more bears and moose than we had people. I always had a natural connection with wildlife and no real fear. I was about five when I decided that I wanted to be a doctor but my interest in all things wildlife and knack for helping animals have always prevailed. At this point, I have had the chance to work with many types of domesticated animals like dogs, cats, cows and alpacas through to wild animals like snakes, dingos and sharks. I am still currently in school and awaiting entry into the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program.

I started at Acadia Drive Animal Clinic as a volunteer in the spring of 2016. I was hired to work full time in December 2017 to fill in for one of the staff on maternity leave. I really enjoy assisting in and learning about all aspects of veterinary medicine; from nail trims through to surgery every animal and thus every case is very different. My main area of interest, however, lies on the surgical side of things but I am always keen to do and help with anything.

My first pet was a little black and white cat named Twinkle. We had her in northern Ontario. She was supposed to be a "mouser" but she was afraid of mice! A fun fact about myself is that I train for and race in long distance triathlon (Ironman) when I am not at work or in class! I also play the fiddle.

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Last updated: June 15, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Acadia Drive Animal Clinic